Beyond Diversity and Inclusion:

Inclusive Innovation

Sandra’s Tedx Kanata Talk

Communities and companies alike want innovation to be more inclusive.
But how can we achieve this? How can we be more inclusive? What works at the project level? What can be done to achieve System-level Inclusiveness?
Join our emerging community to co-create the answers …

Our team is contributing to the creation of NIWEE, an insipiring initiative of NIWEE provides a supportive start-up environment for aspiring Indigenous Women to start their businesses.
Follow its progress at and contact us there to become involved.

The program focuses on training a new generation of researchers in health, social sciences, humanities, engineering and natural sciences to find ways to improve the health, livability and resilience of Canadian cities.

Digital transformations across all sectors are changing the nature and measurement of innovation rapidly. This SSHRC Partnership Grant brings together leading Canadian and International innovation researchers, as well as industry and policy leaders to advance knowledge about innovation and its measurement.

Inspired through leadership of the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics and the Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Qu├ębec, supported by funding from the Protein Industries Supercluster and kicked off with a large MITACS grant led by our team, we have built a digital platform with the Food and Beverage Associations across Canada. It is now launched at

At the core of today’s science system is an implicit social contract between science and society: society, through government, provides public funds and a high degree of autonomy to the scientific community in return for the considerable but unpredictable benefits that science can provide society in terms of innovation, economic prosperity, and solutions to global challenges. This project, supported by a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, seeks to build a new relationship between science and society that reflects our times.